Grilled Potato Packets (only 3 ingredients)

Grilled Potatoes in foil are on of our all time favorite grilling recipes! Nothing’s easier than making grilled vegetables and these potato packets are no exception!

Simply combine sliced potatoes with onion, seasoning and butter for the perfect effortless side dish!

Grilled potato packet topped with sour cream and green onions.

How to Grill Potatoes in Foil

Grilled potatoes are easy to make and everyone absolutely loves them! The cook a bit quicker than making baked potatoes since they’re sliced before grilling. Grilled potatoes make a great complement to steaks, burgers, and grilled chicken breasts!

Make this potato foil packets in 3 easy steps!

  1. Slice potatoes about ¼” inch thick. If adding additional veggies, wash and slice them as well.
  2. Place one whole sliced potato and some sliced onions in the center of each foil square and top with butter and seasonings.
  3. Seal, grill and serve!

Sliced potatoes and onions on a cutting board with garlic, salt, and a pepper grinder.

Get Creative with Additions

Seasonings: Feel free to get creative with your favorite seasonings! Add a dash of spice, chili powder, garlic powder, or even your favorite steak seasonings!

Veggies: Anything and everything goes here! Add in garden veggies like sliced carrots or add in fresh mushrooms or chopped/sliced bell peppers.

Toppings: After cooking, top with sour cream, salsa, cheese, jalapeños and green onions! Foil potatoes can be topped with anything!

Potato packet prepped in foil with butter and onions.

How Long to Cook Grilled Potatoes

GRILL

To make grilled potatoes in foil, place packets directly on the grill rack and cook approximately 30 minutes turning occasionally until tender.

OVEN

No grill or is your grill full of BBQ Chicken? These foil potato packets can be baked in the oven at 350°F for 40-50 minutes or until cooked through.

FIRE

Roughing it and looking to make campfire-style foil packet potatoes? Place them directly onto some of the coals (not in the flames) and cook about 20-30 minutes or so turning occasionally.

You want them to cook but ensure they don’t burn (I sometimes add an icecube to the middle of the packet to help steam them). Carefully use tongs to remove packets from the coals.

Close up of a grilled potato packet with onion, topped with green onions and pepper.

More Grilled Side Dishes

Grilled Potatoes in Foil

Foil packets are a quick and easy way to prepare potatoes for the grill, oven or even the campfire!

  • 3 lbs potatoes (cut 1/4" slices)
  • 1 small onion (thinly)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt & pepper (to taste)

Optional Toppings

  • mushrooms
  • real bacon bits
  • cheese
  1. Place foil packets on the counter and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Wash and slice potatoes (and onions/mushrooms if using).

  3. Place potato slices (approx 1 potato per packet) and any optional toppings on each foil piece. Top with a generous pat of butter and salt/pepper to taste. Fold each packet closed.

  4. Grill over medium heat for 30 minutes or until soft.

Bake in the oven at 375°F for 40 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through.

Or cook over the campfire for about 20-30 minutes avoiding direct flames.

 

REPIN this Easy Potato Recipe

Potato Packets in foil garnished with sour cream and green onion

 

Make these potato packets on the grill, in the oven or over a campfire! With potatoes, onions and butter as the base you can customize this dish for any meal! Add cheese, or chicken for a full meal. #spendwithpennies #grilledpotatopackets #potatofoilpackets #grillingrecipes #campingrecipes #hobodinners
Make these potato packets on the grill, in the oven or over a campfire! With potatoes, onions and butter as the base you can customize this dish for any meal! Add cheese, or chicken for a full meal. #spendwithpennies #grilledpotatopackets #potatofoilpackets #grillingrecipes #campingrecipes #hobodinners